Canon Divergence - The Martian
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14 Aug 2016
“Nothing has ever lived here. Nothing has ever died here. I originally had thought I’d be the first to do those two things. I had accomplished the first one, but now I’m not so sure about the second…”
William D. Stanaforth had successfully accomplished reaching Mars in 2026, being the first human to step foot on the red planet after experiencing a failure on his ship and received an order to abort the mission, but went against his orders. Nearly ten years later, the Ares III crew landed in Acidalia Planitia, only to evacuate six sols later due to a sandstorm, leaving their botanist Mark Watney behind, thinking him dead.
When Mark set off for the Schiaparelli Crater and to the Ares IV MAV, his route took him within a hundred kilometres of Stanaforth’s Hab. Maybe, he could pop in for a visit…